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#ActualDan Violet Sagmiller

Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

(Severely altered from original post)

 

I'm starting to look at startup expenses for a game I hope to have finished soon.  I have one server online, that isn't particularly powerful right now.    But as the game begins to expand, I know I'll need a couple real servers soon.  So my questions relate to what physical hardware to get.

 

 

 

Database, Windows 2008 R2 Data Center, SQL 2012 Enterprise.

 

 What System specs should I be looking at.

 

I'm planning on High Speed SSD Drives, Raid 10 (striped+Mirrored) as the focal point of its performance.  

Atleast 2T final space.

 

Ram, should be fast, but not spending a lot here.

 

Processor, atleast 4 cores, 2.8Ghz or better.

 

Any thoughts, on areas that might see bottle necks?  or specific recommendations?


#1Dan Violet Sagmiller

Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

I'm starting to look at startup expenses for a game I hope to have finished soon.  I have one server online, that isn't particularly powerful right now.    But as the game begins to expand, I know I'll need a couple real servers soon.  So my questions relate to what physical hardware to get.

 

 

2 Server types.

 

Database, (one central database, 2 machines [mirror/primary])

Database, Windows 2008 R2 Data Center, SQL 2012 Enterprise.

 

Service Host, (this will expand as a farm as needed)

Focused on client server interactions, potentially 5 thousand uses connected to a single server.  (profile on exact numbers will come later)

Most work is in quick processing of data, Some DB interactions, mostly logical processing/validation( server controls core game logic to help protect from hacking)

 

 

My initial thought is that the Database machine should be get atleast 4x drives, Raid 10 (mirrored/striped), atleast 1 T available space. (projected long term needs)  Bus and Ram speeds should be good, Processor should have fast process switching, minimum single i7, 2.8ghz.

 

The Service host, does not need a lot of hd space, still mirrored, physical HDD should work fine.  Plenty of RAM, perhaps 32G, Fast.  Processor should be stronger, like a Xeon E5, (not overclocked).

 

Any thoughts on this, clarifications, areas you think I hsould be careful about? 

 

I know this area is more business/marketing perspective, but the more technical areas don't really have a section that seems like it would work for the technical hardware needs of release time, and this is a production related question.

 

Thanks.

 


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